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Belgium's economy expanded at a stable rate in the fourth quarter, figures from the National Bank of Belgium showed on Friday. Gross domestic product grew 0.4 percent from the third quarter, when the economy expanded at the same pace. The economy grew 0.3 percent in the second quarter and stagnated...

Germany's consumer price inflation was unchanged in February, while the EU measure of price growth rose, preliminary estimates from the statistical office Destatis showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 1.7 percent year-on-year, same as in January, which was the highest since July, when...

Sweden's economic growth halved in the fourth quarter on weak exports and investment, Statistics Sweden reported Friday. Gross domestic product grew 0.2 percent sequentially versus 0.4 percent in the third quarter. The rate came in line with expectations. Household consumption advanced 0.7 percent,...

Denmark's economy grew less than initially estimated in the fourth quarter, revised data from Statistics Denmark showed on Friday. Gross domestic product grew by a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent from the third quarter, when the economy expanded 0.5 percent. The fourth quarter growth was lowered from...

Finland's economy contracted more than estimated in the fourth quarter, revised data from Statistics Finland showed on Friday. Gross domestic product declined 0.7 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter compared to the previous estimate of 0.4 percent decrease. This was the first decline in...

Ireland's retail sales declined in January after rising in the previous month, data from the Central Statistics Office reported on Friday. The retail sales volume decreased 3.4 percent month-on-month in January, after a 3.9 percent rose in December. In November, sales fell 2.8 percent. The value...

Greece producer price inflation slowed in January, the Hellenic Statistical Authority reported on Friday. The producer prices index climbed 3.3 percent year-on-year in January, after a 4.7 percent rise in December. On an annual basis, producer prices in the domestic market and non-domestic market...

Turkey's economic growth accelerated more than expected in the fourth quarter driven by household consumption, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute revealed Friday. Gross domestic product advanced 6 percent on a yearly basis after rising 1 percent in the third quarter. This was also faster...

Portugal's consumer price inflation eased in February, flash data from Statistics Portugal showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in February, after a 0.8 percent increase in January. The core inflation rose 0.1 percent in February, slower than 0.4 percent increase...

Slovakia's producer price inflation rose to the highest level in seven months in January, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Friday. The producer price index rose 1.8 percent year-on-year in January, following a 1.0 percent rise in December. The latest inflation...

Italy's consumer price inflation slowed marginally in February, preliminary estimate from the statistical office Istat showed on Friday. Consumer price inflation slowed to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent in January. The rate was expected to remain unchanged at 0.5 percent. Likewise, the EU measure,...

Austria's producer prices declined for the eighth straight month in January, figures from Statistics Austria showed on Friday. The producer price index declined 0.3 percent year-on-year in January, following a 0.4 percent fall in December. The decline in producer prices was mainly driven by a fall...

germanyunemployment-jan21_28feb20.jpg German unemployment declined unexpectedly in February, the Federal Employment Agency revealed Friday. The number of people out of work decreased 10,000 in February, confounding expectations for an increase of 5,000.

A leading indicator of the turning points in Switzerland's economy rose for a third straight month in February, defying expectations for an easing, showed the survey data that were largely collected before the news of the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy came to light. The KOF economic barometer...

Finland's merchandise trade balance swung to surplus in December, as exports rise and imports declined, final figures from the Finnish Customs showed on Friday. The trade balance registered a surplus of EUR 317 million in December versus a deficit of EUR 428 million last year. According to the initial...

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